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Construction & Work Injuries Archives

Construction Worker Edgar Pazmino Fatally Injured in Forklift Accident

March 13, 2018 - A construction worker in Jamaica, Queens was crushed to death by a forklift on a construction site which was under an active Stop Work Order (SWO) due to multiple safety violations.

Ju Cong Wu Killed in Elevator Shaft Fall at Gramercy Construction Site

Tuesday January 23rd marks a somber beginning to the week. At around 8:50am, Ju Cong Wu, 33-year-old worker who was installing an elevator car at 111 East 24th Street, fell nine stories to the bottom of the shaft and was fatally injured. EMS arrived at the construction site and pronounced him dead.

Does the NYC Construction Boom Compromise Public Safety?

There is no sign of construction slowing down anytime soon in New York City. In fact, according to data from the Department of Buildings, the city issued over 88,000 construction permits in the past six months - a record high. Another report estimates that construction spending in our city will climb to reach a staggering $147.9 billion by the end of 2019.

6 Workers Injured in Crown Heights Roof Collapse - Stop Orders Issued

Six construction workers were injured - four of them seriously - in an alarming roof collapse on Tuesday October 17, 2018. The incident occurred inside a brownstone located at 1294 Park Place, in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn at around 9:45 a.m., according to FDNY officials who responded to the scene.

2 Bronx Workers Seriously Hurt After Falling Through Gap in Scaffolding

Two workers were seriously injured as a result of plummeting 20 feet through gaps in scaffolding at a Bronx construction site on Tuesday October 3, 2017. As reported by the New York Daily News, the two men were installing stone slabs on the façade of a 12-story apartment building on Third Avenue, near East 167th Street when they fell through the opening in the scaffolding.

Worker Seriously Injured by Falling Beam at Harlem Construction Site

A construction worker was seriously injured after a beam fell on him and pinned him to the ground at a construction site in East Harlem on Friday September 29, 2017, as reported by the New York Post. The incident occurred on Third Avenue near East 125th Street.

Deadly Construction Accidents Inspire Renewed Efforts to Pass Carlos' Law

After the sad deaths of 2 construction workers in New York City, Assemblyman Francisco Moya is pressing lawmakers to pass a construction safety law. The proposed bill is called "Carlos' Law". It is named after deceased construction worker Carlos Moncayo, who died in a construction accident in 2015. The law has lingered up in Albany, passing the Assembly but not getting through the Senate. "Carlos' Law" would increase criminal penalties against construction site managers and employers who continuously fail to follow generally accepted safety rules and regulations that result in serious injury or death.